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Don't Leave Your Data In The Dark
John Joseph, President & Co-Founder, DataGravityCommentary
Piles of unstructured data are worse than useless; they pose serious security and privacy risks. John Joseph offers three steps to bring your data storage strategy into the light.
By John Joseph President & Co-Founder, DataGravity,
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Putting Erasure Codes To Work
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Erasure coding is used in scale-out object storage systems from a variety of vendors and open-source software projects. Just don't expect it to solve all your data protection problems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Erasure Codes: An Introduction
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Erasure coding is promoted by some in the storage industry as a data protection alternative to RAID. Here's how it works.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Your Next Storage Purchase: 5 Considerations
Vaughn Stewart, Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure StorageCommentary
Selecting the right storage array can future proof your data center. Here are five factors to keep in mind as you evaluate storage systems.
By Vaughn Stewart Chief Technical Evangelist, Pure Storage,
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The True Cost Of Hyperconvergence
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Vendors tout hyperconverged systems like EVO:RAIL as less expensive than more conventional storage systems. After pricing my own EVO:RAIL-like system, I found otherwise.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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RAID Redefined
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
As storage vendors try to distance themselves from RAID as new storage technologies reveal shortcomings with the data protection system, it's time to adopt a new definition for RAID.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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100 Gbps Headed For The Data Center
Gilad Shainer, Vice President of Marketing, MellanoxCommentary
Growing demand for increased bandwidth in the data center will speed adoption of fast 100 gigabit-per-second interconnects.
By Gilad Shainer Vice President of Marketing, Mellanox,
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Will SATA Express Dethrone SAS?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Today's solid-state drives demand faster interfaces than what SAS and SATA can provide. SATA Express is on its way to becoming the next dominant storage interface.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Enterprise Hybrid Drives: Who Manages The Flash?
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
Solid-state hybrid drives designed for the enterprise seem like an attractive option for boosting performance, but they come with management challenges.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Software-Defined Storage: A Reality Check
Scott Sinclair, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy GroupCommentary
The hype around software-defined storage has focused on leveraging commodity hardware, which obscures many of the technology's real benefits.
By Scott Sinclair Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group,
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Converged Ethernet Vs. More Links
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Converged Enhanced Ethernet improves Ethernet performance but is expensive. With the cost of 10 GbE equipment dropping and 25 GbE on the horizon, it may be cheaper to add more links.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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Big Data: A Backup Nightmare?
Doug Hazelman, Chief Evangelist, Veeam SoftwareCommentary
Big data presents data protection challenges, but an enterprise can avoid problems by putting a priority on availability and making sure the data center is updated to modern standards.
By Doug Hazelman Chief Evangelist, Veeam Software,
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Flash Memory: Blurring The Line Between SLC and MLC
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The flash market has become more complex with SSDs that can switch flash blocks from multi-level cell to single-level cell and back.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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Hyper-Convergence: The New Black
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
With the introduction of VMware's EVO:RAIL platform, hyper-converged appliances are all the rage. The fashionable IT architecture is also coming out in all-flash designs.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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10 Sizzling Storage Startups
Crystal Bedell, freelance writer
Storage is anything but dull these days with so many startups shaking up the status quo with innovative technologies. Here are 10 of the hottest new storage companies.
By Crystal Bedell freelance writer,
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Will RDMA Over Ethernet Eclipse Infiniband?
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
InfiniBand has dominated the RDMA market, but Ethernet is on the rise as a connectivity option.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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The VVOLs Cometh
Howard Marks, Network Computing BloggerCommentary
The long-awaited VMware Virtual Volumes appear to be on track to arrive next year. The technology promises a leap forward in storage management by providing VM awareness to storage systems.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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EMC: Cisco's Out In The Cold, VCE Into The Fold
Susan Fogarty, Editor in ChiefNews
The competition between Cisco, VMware, and EMC on the networking, cloud, and storage fronts heats up, with the joint venture VCE becoming an EMC business.
By Susan Fogarty Editor in Chief,
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The State Of Enterprise Backup
Howard Marks, Network Computing Blogger
Backup is often called broken or otherwise denigrated, but our survey showed that it's alive and well. Here's a look at backup practices in the enterprise today.
By Howard Marks Network Computing Blogger,
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SDN Limitations
Jim O'Reilly, ConsultantCommentary
Software-defined networking is touted as a panacea for data centers, but the combination of faster networking speeds and virtualization restricts what it can do.
By Jim O'Reilly Consultant,
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